John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), was a British philosopher, political economist.
As one of the most prominent thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed extensively to social and political theory, and political economy. Mill died before completing this book but the work contains substantial food for thought. He discusses the attitude toward property of the poorer classes of society, and contends that socio-economic matters pertinent to society ought to be examined anew by every successive generation. Mills also provides an in-depth review of the various Utopian Socialists of the nineteenth century.
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Great book; lots of mispronunciations
Mill's writing is really good, even though this work was incomplete when he died. The problem with the audiobook, though, is that the performer consistently mispronounces words. He says "renumeration" instead of "remuneration" (which is really bad because Mill used that word a *lot* in this book) and "viligance" instead of "vigilance", among many other things. It's grating. That said, I give the performance two stars instead of one because the reader's voice is smooth and easy to listen to, and I kind of liked the idea (if not entirely the execution) of using French and British accents when Mill was quoting French and British authors, to help distinguish the quotations from Mill's own writing.